(1) By February 1, 2004, the board shall establish a program for allocating the state volume limitation imposed by s. 142(k)(5)(A) of the code on private activity bonds to finance qualified public educational facilities. Such program shall include objective criteria to be considered in determining whether to grant a request for such volume limitation, including, but not limited to, the need for a qualified public educational facility in the area proposed in the application, the number of students to be served by such facility, and the cost-effectiveness of the proposed facility. The program shall be administered by the department.
(2) The department shall annually determine the amount of private activity bonds for qualified public educational facilities permitted to be issued in this state under s. 142(k)(5) of the code and shall make such information available upon request to any person or agency.
(3) The department shall ensure that any volume limitation unused at the end of each calendar year is carried forward pursuant to s. 142(k)(5)(B)(ii) of the code.
(4) The commissioner shall sign any certificate required by the code relating to the allocation of the state volume limitation on private activity bonds to finance qualified public educational facilities.